Submit to MasterMind Today -- There's No Time to Lose!

Psst. Artists. Filmmakers. Choreographers, music-makers, creative types of all sorts. Are you listening? Good, because we have important news -- the kind of news that could earn you some sweet cash.

For weeks, we've been telling you about the MasterMind awards. And for weeks, you've probably been telling yourself, "Sure, I'll apply -- right after I [insert excuse here]."

But this week, there's no time for excuses. The deadline to apply for one of our three MasterMind awards -- each worth $1,000 and recognition as one of Miami's greatest creative minds -- is Friday. That's five short days away. So procrastinate no longer and get to applying. Here's how.

In years past, the MasterMind awards have helped out some pretty

impressive folks. The Borscht Film Festival used its winnings to submit

its films to festivals like Cannes and Sundance, essentially introducing

Borscht to the international film community. Jorge Rubiera took our

cash and gave us (and the rest of the world) Birdwatchers in

return. And before Roofless Records became the recipient of a Knight

Foundation grant, we gave the label a boost with award monies of our


Just about any Miami-based, arts-minded person or organization can apply

for MasterMind award consideration: painters, sculptors, installation

artists, musicians, filmmakers, poets, performance artists and beyond.

But you can't sit around and wait for us to find you. To apply, send us

the following information:

To be considered, send us the below before January 20:

  • Your name

  • Contact info: phone, email, and home address
  • Short bio
  • Description of your work
  • Your Artwork

- via a link to a web site (preferred)
- emailed images

Email all of the above to

masterminds@miaminewtimes.com by January 20. Finalists will be announced

February 10, and winners will be announced at our annual art soiree, Artopia. Good luck!

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